November 21: BRAVO returns to Metro East Holiday Showcase!

BRAVO’s Vivaldi orchestra from George Middle School will be making their TV debut this holiday season!  They will record a musical segment at Metro East Community Media the evening of November 21, 2019, which will be broadcast throughout late November and December.  Stay tuned for more details about how and where to catch it! (Here is last year’s broadcast schedule.)

Thank you to Metro East for inviting us once again!!

November 9, 12:15 pm: BRAVO at the Portland Book Festival

BRAVO is honored to be part of the presentation of Janice Bond’s new children’s book, A Zebra Plays Zither. BRAVO César Chávez’s second-year winds and percussion (Marsalis) will play a (perhaps alphabet-y) set from 12:15-12:45 to help celebrate the book. Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:15-12:45 Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205… Continue Reading

BRAVO teams up with Max Ribner

            #greenroom   This past Sunday night (9/15/19), five of our strings students from BRAVO George took part in the filming of a music video for a track off of Max Ribner‘s upcoming album. These students got a taste of the showbiz life, including the bright lights, cameras, so many… Continue Reading

October 27, 1:30pm: BRAVO @ OSO for Beethoven’s 5th

We are excited to return once again to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall mezzanine for a prelude concert, this time for the Oregon Symphony’s rendering of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Come hear our young, second-year strings from BRAVO Rosa Parks (the Brahms ensemble) and stay for the 2:00 matinee, featuring cellist Johannes Moser. Sunday, October… Continue Reading

September 28, 1:00pm: BRAVO at Park & Poolooza!

BRAVO is proud to participate in this benefit to save Columbia Pool, an institution with so much significance and importance to our students and our North Portland community. Please come hear us, and support keeping this pool open! Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:10-1:40 pm* Columbia Cottage at Columbia Park 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd. Portland, OR… Continue Reading

September 24, 6:30pm: BRAVO at Portland Center Stage’s “In the Heights”

Before he wrote “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote this little show called “In the Heights.”  It might have won some Tonys… For the September 24 show, Portland Center Stage invites you to a reception and prelude concert — reception starts at 6:30; the prelude, performed by BRAVO’s Spalding ensemble, will start at 6:45. Frankly, Portland Center… Continue Reading

September 22, 7:00pm: BRAVO at OSO w/ Wyclef Jean

BRAVO’s D’Rivera wind and percussion ensemble (and, frankly, the staff) are excited to be part of this night of music, where hip hop meets full orchestra. And we get to see Wyclef Jean. BRAVO will play the prelude at 7:00 in the mezzanine; show’s at 7:30. Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:00-7:20 pm Arlene Schnitzer Concert… Continue Reading